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ICYMI: Three people killed Ondo ex-deputy governor’s daughter – Police

Peter Dada, Akure The Ondo State Police Command has said two men joined Alao Adeyemi to allegedly kill Khadijat, the daughter of a former deputy governor of the state, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo. Adeyemi, Khadijat’s boyfriend, was arrested by the police on Sunda

Aremu joins Flying Eagles for Mauritania clash

Afeez Aremu of Norwegian club IK Start has joined the national U-20 team after his club granted the request of the Nigeria Football Federation to release him for Saturday’s second leg of the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations qualifier against Mauritania in Lagos.
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Aremu joins Flying Eagles for Mauritania clash

Afeez Aremu of Norwegian club IK Start has joined the national U-20 team after his club granted the request of the Nigeria Football Federation to release him for Saturday’s second leg of the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations qualifier against Mauritania in Lagos. According to a statement from the NFF, the defensive midfielder joined the […]

Ekiti and danger signals for 2019 election

Ayo Olukotun  “Party agents had huge cash and were close to voting points. Security agents were indifferent to cash inducement of voters. The whole process falls short of the compliance with international best standards”.  A coalition of 50 domestic org
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Ekiti and danger signals for 2019 election

Ayo Olukotun  “Party agents had huge cash and were close to voting points. Security agents were indifferent to cash inducement of voters. The whole process falls short of the compliance with international best standards”.  A coalition of 50 domestic organisations and international observer bodies, The PUNCH, July 18, 2018. Ekiti, one of the nation’s poorest […]

In Ijegba forest, Soyinka tells kids secrets of his muse

The Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, feels younger among a multitude of pupils that participated in this year’s edition of the Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange programme that marked his 84th birthday, AKEEM LASISI writes Even if someone is a
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In Ijegba forest, Soyinka tells kids secrets of his muse

The Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, feels younger among a multitude of pupils that participated in this year’s edition of the Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange programme that marked his 84th birthday, AKEEM LASISI writes Even if someone is as old as Methuselah, if he finds himself in the midst of over 1,000 children bubbling […]

Grief as family plans burial of electrocuted Edo pupil

Alexander Okere, Benin Grief has enveloped the Uhunmwonde Local Government Area of Edo State as family plans to bury of a teenager, Benedict Sani, who was electrocuted. Southern City News has learnt that the burial may hold on Saturday. This is just as a gove
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Grief as family plans burial of electrocuted Edo pupil

Alexander Okere, Benin Grief has enveloped the Uhunmwonde Local Government Area of Edo State as family plans to bury of a teenager, Benedict Sani, who was electrocuted. Southern City News has learnt that the burial may hold on Saturday. This is just as a government delegation, led by the Commissioner for Education, Mr Emmanuel Agbale, […]

Debt management tips that can help you

Your credit and debt are directly related to each other. The amount of debt that you have affects your credit score, and the way you handle your debt and make payments affects your credit score. You need to understand that your credit history and credit scor
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Debt management tips that can help you

Your credit and debt are directly related to each other. The amount of debt that you have affects your credit score, and the way you handle your debt and make payments affects your credit score. You need to understand that your credit history and credit score are two different things. When you think about credit […]

Fake visa agent defrauds Facebook friend of N900,000

Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe The police have arrested a fake visa agent, Oladele Oyadokun, for allegedly defrauding his Facebook friend of N900,000. PUNCH Metro learnt that Oyadokun allegedly collected N600,000 from one Adenike Eniola to boost his business. It was g
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Fake visa agent defrauds Facebook friend of N900,000

Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe The police have arrested a fake visa agent, Oladele Oyadokun, for allegedly defrauding his Facebook friend of N900,000. PUNCH Metro learnt that Oyadokun allegedly collected N600,000 from one Adenike Eniola to boost his business. It was gathered that Eniola and Oyadokun met on Facebook and became friends when he (Oyadokun) portrayed himself as […]

Policeman jailed for receiving bribe from robbery suspect

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja A dismissed policeman, Akanmu Kabiru, has been sentenced to three years’ imprisonment by an Oyo State High Court for receiving bribe from an armed robbery suspect, Badmus Akojode. The court also convicted two other policemen in absen
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Policeman jailed for receiving bribe from robbery suspect

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja A dismissed policeman, Akanmu Kabiru, has been sentenced to three years’ imprisonment by an Oyo State High Court for receiving bribe from an armed robbery suspect, Badmus Akojode. The court also convicted two other policemen in absentia. The convicted policemen – Tajudeen Olalere and Omotosho Lawrence – have been on the run […]

Ondo police arrest car snatcher after stealing 32 vehicles

Peter Dada, Akure The Ondo State Police Command says it has arrested one Olayemi Adeoye, who allegedly specialised in stealing vehicles, particularly Honda brand. The state police said the suspect had stolen no fewer than 32 vehicles, adding that the operativ
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Ondo police arrest car snatcher after stealing 32 vehicles

Peter Dada, Akure The Ondo State Police Command says it has arrested one Olayemi Adeoye, who allegedly specialised in stealing vehicles, particularly Honda brand. The state police said the suspect had stolen no fewer than 32 vehicles, adding that the operatives of the command had arrested him many times but he managed to get freedom. […]

Rowdy session as S’East senators knock Buhari for ‘lopsided’ appointments

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja Plenary at the Senate on Thursday was rowdy for about 30 minutes when some members protested against alleged lopsidedness in the appointments so far made by President Muhammadu Buhari. The senators, who are from the South-East geopolitica
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Rowdy session as S’East senators knock Buhari for ‘lopsided’ appointments

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja Plenary at the Senate on Thursday was rowdy for about 30 minutes when some members protested against alleged lopsidedness in the appointments so far made by President Muhammadu Buhari. The senators, who are from the South-East geopolitical zone, pointed out that the recent appointments made by Buhari and for which he had […]

Buhari, Osinbajo, Saraki, governors meet inside Aso Rock

Olalekan Adetayo and Leke Baiyewu President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, met behind closed doors inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Some state governors elected on the platform of t
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Buhari, Osinbajo, Saraki, governors meet inside Aso Rock

Olalekan Adetayo and Leke Baiyewu President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, met behind closed doors inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Some state governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress also joined the meeting held inside the President’s office. The governors included Katsina […]

Gunmen kill newly promoted Fed Poly Idah’s Director of Works

Gboyega Odogun The Director of works, Federal Polytechnic, Idah, has been shot dead by yet-to-be-identified gunmen. The incident was said to have thrown the polytechnic community into confusion. Our correspondent gathered that Mr. Solomon Ayegba Sani was sho
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Gunmen kill newly promoted Fed Poly Idah’s Director of Works

Gboyega Odogun The Director of works, Federal Polytechnic, Idah, has been shot dead by yet-to-be-identified gunmen. The incident was said to have thrown the polytechnic community into confusion. Our correspondent gathered that Mr. Solomon Ayegba Sani was shot death around 10 pm on Tuesday at his residence in Idah, Idah Local Government Area of Kogi […]

Court dissolves 19-year marriage, orders wife to refund N20,000 bride price

A Sharia Court in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, on Thursday, ordered a divorce seeking housewife, Binta Sani, to pay N20,000 to her estranged husband, Adamu Abdullahi, to free herself from their 19-year marriage. The Judge, Dahiru Lawal, in his ruling said tha
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Court dissolves 19-year marriage, orders wife to refund N20,000 bride price

A Sharia Court in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, on Thursday, ordered a divorce seeking housewife, Binta Sani, to pay N20,000 to her estranged husband, Adamu Abdullahi, to free herself from their 19-year marriage. The Judge, Dahiru Lawal, in his ruling said that since the petitioner requested the divorce, it was mandatory on her to refund […]

INEC fixes August 11 for Bauchi South by-election

Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared that the Bauchi South Senatorial election will hold on the 11th August, 2018. The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Bauchi State, Ibrahim Abdullahi, stated this at a stakeholder
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INEC fixes August 11 for Bauchi South by-election

Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared that the Bauchi South Senatorial election will hold on the 11th August, 2018. The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Bauchi State, Ibrahim Abdullahi, stated this at a stakeholders’ meeting held at the INEC headquarters on Thursday. The stakeholders included various political parties under the aegis of the […]

BREAKING: Trump slams record EU fine against Google

President Donald Trump lashed out Thursday after Brussels hit US tech giant Google with a record fine, and warned he would no longer allow Europe to take “advantage” of the United States. “I told you so! The European Union just slapped a Fiv
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BREAKING: Trump slams record EU fine against Google

President Donald Trump lashed out Thursday after Brussels hit US tech giant Google with a record fine, and warned he would no longer allow Europe to take “advantage” of the United States. “I told you so! The European Union just slapped a Five Billion Dollar fine on one of our great companies, Google,” Trump tweeted […]

To end Ekiti style vote-buying, let Nigerians vote via text messages — Murray-Bruce

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce on Thursday asked that Nigerians consider the idea of voting via text messages. On his Twitter handle, the Bayelsa senator said that instances of “vote-buying” can be curtailed if Nigerians vote through their phones, ̶
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To end Ekiti style vote-buying, let Nigerians vote via text messages — Murray-Bruce

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce on Thursday asked that Nigerians consider the idea of voting via text messages. On his Twitter handle, the Bayelsa senator said that instances of “vote-buying” can be curtailed if Nigerians vote through their phones, “There are 100 million phone lines in Nigeria. Almost every Nigerian adult has a phone. All mobile lines […]

FG seeks to reduce N183bn sugar import bill

Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Federal Government is seeking more private sector investments in the sugar industry to reduce the huge amount being spent by Nigerians on the importation of the product. The Executive Secretary, National Sugar Development Council, Dr
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FG seeks to reduce N183bn sugar import bill

Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Federal Government is seeking more private sector investments in the sugar industry to reduce the huge amount being spent by Nigerians on the importation of the product. The Executive Secretary, National Sugar Development Council, Dr Latif Busari, said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday. Busari expressed hope that […]

Showing care for our senior citizens

There are many challenges facing us as a nation. One of the most disturbing problems is the plight of pensioners that we see almost on a daily basis. The gory pictures of suffering pensioners collapsing in queues for their meagre entitlements during verificat
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Showing care for our senior citizens

There are many challenges facing us as a nation. One of the most disturbing problems is the plight of pensioners that we see almost on a daily basis. The gory pictures of suffering pensioners collapsing in queues for their meagre entitlements during verification are no longer news. What has been the lot of these special […]

Nigeria and the illusions of integrity

Abimbola Adelakun If by now, the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has not deemed it fit to speak on the disturbing allegation that she forged an NYSC exemption certificate, then I think the rest of us are no longer obliged to give her the benefit of the dou
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Nigeria and the illusions of integrity

Abimbola Adelakun If by now, the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has not deemed it fit to speak on the disturbing allegation that she forged an NYSC exemption certificate, then I think the rest of us are no longer obliged to give her the benefit of the doubt. She must be guilty as charged. Altogether, […]

Police parade eight suspected Chibok schoolgirls’ kidnappers

Kayode Idowu, Maiduguri Four years after the 276 schoolgirls were abducted from their hostel at the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents, the Police on Wednesday paraded eight men allegedly involved in the crime. The eigh
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Police parade eight suspected Chibok schoolgirls’ kidnappers

Kayode Idowu, Maiduguri Four years after the 276 schoolgirls were abducted from their hostel at the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents, the Police on Wednesday paraded eight men allegedly involved in the crime. The eight persons were paraded alongside 14 others for alleged terrorism. Parading the suspects before journalists, the […]

What next after Fayemi’s victory?

Niran Adedokun It is curious, even though not out of character, that discussions about the recently concluded governorship election in Ekiti State mainly centre on the winners and the losers. Of course, as it is with us, those who win an election, irrespectiv
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What next after Fayemi’s victory?

Niran Adedokun It is curious, even though not out of character, that discussions about the recently concluded governorship election in Ekiti State mainly centre on the winners and the losers. Of course, as it is with us, those who win an election, irrespective of how they accomplished it, would assail us with empty triumphalism while […]

NYSC to commence 2018 Batch ‘B’ Orientation July 24

The National Youth Service Corps says it will commence the 2018 Batch ‘B’ Orientation course for prospective corps members nationwide on July 24. Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, the NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations, said this in a statement on Wednesday in
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NYSC to commence 2018 Batch ‘B’ Orientation July 24

The National Youth Service Corps says it will commence the 2018 Batch ‘B’ Orientation course for prospective corps members nationwide on July 24. Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, the NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. Adeyemi said that the course would hold in all orientation camps from July […]

Neighbours lock married woman, lover in her home overnight

The neighbours of a Zimbabwean man, Godfrey Makeche Ncube of Chinotimba suburb teamed up in mob justice style to trap Tafireyi Zimba who had been cheating with his wife, Cynthia Ngwenya. Neighbours who included Ncube’s brothers guarded the house securing i
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Neighbours lock married woman, lover in her home overnight

The neighbours of a Zimbabwean man, Godfrey Makeche Ncube of Chinotimba suburb teamed up in mob justice style to trap Tafireyi Zimba who had been cheating with his wife, Cynthia Ngwenya. Neighbours who included Ncube’s brothers guarded the house securing it with a padlock the whole night to make sure that the lovebirds did not escape, […]

Melaye condemns burning down of his school projects in Kogi

Senator Dino Melaye on Wednesday condemned the burning down of a block of four classrooms he donated to  Government Girls Secondary School, Sarki Noma, Lokoja by unknown arsonists. Melaye, who spoke with journalists shortly after inspecting the burnt sectio
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Melaye condemns burning down of his school projects in Kogi

Senator Dino Melaye on Wednesday condemned the burning down of a block of four classrooms he donated to  Government Girls Secondary School, Sarki Noma, Lokoja by unknown arsonists. Melaye, who spoke with journalists shortly after inspecting the burnt section of the classroom block at the school premises, described the incident as barbaric and uncivilised. He […]

With constitution reform, Cubans may soon have right to own private property

The Cuban Parliament on Wednesday started discussing a planned Constitution Reform that is expected to introduce recognition of the need for private property into the charter. Parliamentary commissions met behind closed doors to discuss the reform, which is e
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With constitution reform, Cubans may soon have right to own private property

The Cuban Parliament on Wednesday started discussing a planned Constitution Reform that is expected to introduce recognition of the need for private property into the charter. Parliamentary commissions met behind closed doors to discuss the reform, which is expected to be brought before a plenary session on Saturday, the state television channel Cubavision reported. The […]

CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba edge Williamsville, top Group C

Enyimba International FC of Aba on Wednesday moved to the top of Group C of the CAF Confederation Cup, following a 1-0 victory against Williamsville Athletic Club of Cote d’l voire. The News Agency of Nigeria, reports that the match played at the Adokiye Am
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CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba edge Williamsville, top Group C

Enyimba International FC of Aba on Wednesday moved to the top of Group C of the CAF Confederation Cup, following a 1-0 victory against Williamsville Athletic Club of Cote d’l voire. The News Agency of Nigeria, reports that the match played at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt saw Ibrahim Mustapha scoring the only goal […]

American university on lockdown over armed intruder

Due to reports of an “armed intruder” near the American University’s campus on Wednesday, the school has been on a lockdown. The university, based in Washington D.C., sent an alert to those on campus urging them to lock doors if inside or to leave campu
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American university on lockdown over armed intruder

Due to reports of an “armed intruder” near the American University’s campus on Wednesday, the school has been on a lockdown. The university, based in Washington D.C., sent an alert to those on campus urging them to lock doors if inside or to leave campus if outside, reports Newsweek. “Reports of armed intruder near campus. […]

Iceland’s coach Hallgrimsson steps down

Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson stepped down on Tuesday, a few weeks after leading the tiny nation at its first World Cup. “If I had to continue, I would have done it with the same preparation, the same motivation but at some point, this kind of routine c
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Iceland’s coach Hallgrimsson steps down

Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson stepped down on Tuesday, a few weeks after leading the tiny nation at its first World Cup. “If I had to continue, I would have done it with the same preparation, the same motivation but at some point, this kind of routine can lead to a certain weariness,” he told a […]

Ighalo scores in China

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, was on target for   Changchun Yatai who defeated Chongqing Dangdai 2-1 in a Chinese Super League game on Tuesday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Brazilian forward, Seba, put Chongqing Dangdai ahead in the sixth minut
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Ighalo scores in China

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, was on target for   Changchun Yatai who defeated Chongqing Dangdai 2-1 in a Chinese Super League game on Tuesday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Brazilian forward, Seba, put Chongqing Dangdai ahead in the sixth minute of the encounter. Ighaho however equalised for his side in the 19th minute. Cui Yongzhde scored an own […]

Henry quits Sky Sports to pursue career

Thierry Henry is quitting his job as a pundit for Sky Sports in order to focus on a career in management. The Arsenal great has been one of Sky’s most high-profile pundits for several years but has also worked as an assistant coach for Belgium since 2016 an
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Henry quits Sky Sports to pursue career

Thierry Henry is quitting his job as a pundit for Sky Sports in order to focus on a career in management. The Arsenal great has been one of Sky’s most high-profile pundits for several years but has also worked as an assistant coach for Belgium since 2016 and helped the team reach the semifinals of […]

Record scorer Cahill retires from Australia duty

Australia’s all-time leading goal-scorer Tim Cahill retired from international football Tuesday, ending an illustrious career that has taken him to four World Cups. The 38-year-old, who scored 50 international goals in 107 appearances, last played for the S
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Record scorer Cahill retires from Australia duty

Australia’s all-time leading goal-scorer Tim Cahill retired from international football Tuesday, ending an illustrious career that has taken him to four World Cups. The 38-year-old, who scored 50 international goals in 107 appearances, last played for the Socceroos when he came off the bench for their final group game against Peru at the World Cup […]

Gold Coast 2018: Obaseki announces N7.5m reward for Edo contingent

The Edo State Governor, GodwinObaseki, has announced  a N7.5m cash reward for the state’s coaches and athletes that participated at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Obaseki announced the reward when he met with the coaches and athletes in Governme
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Gold Coast 2018: Obaseki announces N7.5m reward for Edo contingent

The Edo State Governor, GodwinObaseki, has announced  a N7.5m cash reward for the state’s coaches and athletes that participated at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Obaseki announced the reward when he met with the coaches and athletes in Government House, Benin City, on Tuesday. Each of the six athletes from Edo State who represented […]

Insecurity, biggest threat to Nigeria –Emir of Birnin Gwari

Niyi  Odebode, Abuja The Emir of Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State, Mallam Zubair Jibril, on Tuesday, painted a gloomy picture of insecurity in his emirate, saying bandits had completely ravaged the area. Jibril, who stated this at the Blueprint newspapers Impac
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Insecurity, biggest threat to Nigeria –Emir of Birnin Gwari

Niyi  Odebode, Abuja The Emir of Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State, Mallam Zubair Jibril, on Tuesday, painted a gloomy picture of insecurity in his emirate, saying bandits had completely ravaged the area. Jibril, who stated this at the Blueprint newspapers Impact Series/Award in Abuja, said the Boko Haram insurgency, banditry and ethnic clashes constituted threats […]

APC intervenes in Ortom, Akume feud

John Alechenu, Abuja In a last-ditch effort to prevent the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, from formalising his departure from the All Progressives Congress, the party’s leadership has scheduled a meeting between him and Senator George Akume. Our corres
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APC intervenes in Ortom, Akume feud

John Alechenu, Abuja In a last-ditch effort to prevent the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, from formalising his departure from the All Progressives Congress, the party’s leadership has scheduled a meeting between him and Senator George Akume. Our correspondent gathered in Abuja, on Tuesday,  that a meeting earlier scheduled to hold at the APC National […]

Buhari appoints Muiz Banire as AMCON chair, 13 others for FCSC

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a former Legal Adviser of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Dr Muiz Banire, as Chairman of the Governing Board of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria. Buhari also appointed the chairma
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Buhari appoints Muiz Banire as AMCON chair, 13 others for FCSC

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a former Legal Adviser of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Dr Muiz Banire, as Chairman of the Governing Board of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria. Buhari also appointed the chairman and 12 commissioners of the Federal Civil Service Commission. President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, at […]

Right of Way: FG, states agree on harmonised charges

Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Federal Government and the 36 states of the federation as well as the Federal Capital Territory Administration have agreed on harmonised Right of Way charges across the country, the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications
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Right of Way: FG, states agree on harmonised charges

Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Federal Government and the 36 states of the federation as well as the Federal Capital Territory Administration have agreed on harmonised Right of Way charges across the country, the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof Umar Danbatta, has said. Danbatta disclosed this at a stakeholders’ engagement forum with relevant state […]

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